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Quest Aircraft meets demand through lean manufacturing (access required)

When Quest Aircraft Co. approached TechHelp for coaching on its manufacturing model it had a problem a lot of industries would envy: Demand for its product – the Kodiak backcountry airplane – had grown so rapidly it couldn’t keep up. ...

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Boise State gets funds for grade school tech ed (access required)

Boise State University is hoping a grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help bolster Idaho students’ math and science abilities. The award comes at a time when educators, policy makers and business leaders around the country fret over ...

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Views differ on how to solve Idaho’s doctor shortage (access required)

Experts in healthcare, education and government all agree: Idaho is facing a shortage of physicians, but there’s disagreement over what to do about it. “Idaho ranks last or near the bottom of per capita physician-to-patient ratio,” said Idaho Medical Association ...

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New ISU research V.P. to focus on biomed, nuclear sciences (access required)

The word around Idaho’s largest universities these days is “research.” With Boise State’s emergence as a “Metropolitan Research University of Distinction,” and the University of Idaho in Moscow reporting more than $80 million in competitive awards granted in FY 2006, ...

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Press reports possible HP cuts in Oregon; no word on Boise (access required)

As rumors spread that Hewlett-Packard plans a wave of job cuts in the wake of its printer division reorganization, the company is being characteristically tight-lipped. Spokesman Scott Stalla wouldn’t comment on the record about the possibility of job cuts or ...

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Analysts say Micron looks good compared to its competition (access required)

Analysts at Florida-based Raymond James & Associates weren’t too surprised by what they heard at Micron’s Summer Analyst Day on Aug. 5, but  did say they were struck by how good the memory chip giant looks against its competitors, despite ...

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Work begins on westbound I-84 sound-walls (access required)

Crews with Meridian construction firm RSCI began work Aug. 1 installing the first of 1,500 panels used to build a concrete sound-wall on the westbound side of I-84. The panels, which range from 14 to 16 feet in height, weigh ...

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Transit officials approve plan to serve union-contested route (access required)

Valley Regional Transit officials opted not to eliminate service on a heavily-used bus route Monday, Aug. 4, instead approving a plan to extend an existing route to cover a one-mile stretch of Overland Road whose service by non-union drivers is ...

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Effort to build Palo Alto fiber optic network may come from Boise (access required)

One of the nation’s largest installers of services and systems for the home entertainment, communications, enterprise data and home integration industries may be connecting about 80,000 Palo Alto residents to a city-wide fiber optic network, and, if approved by the ...

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